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GrayMatter Software's ScriptServer® PAN Printing System is a distributed printing system which is supported on various architectures including Linux, Sun Microsystems' Solaris, HP's HP-UX and Tru64.
While not recommended by GrayMatter as best practices, it is possible
under Solaris to create a printing subsystem model interface
driver (MID) which makes the PAN appear as any other printer
Typically, a PAN will accept jobs in a number of ways:
panpr provides a more feature-rich
interface than the traditional
When legacy applications already use
lp and modifying them to
panpr is impractical, then there is no alternative to
and a MID must be created to invoke
Under the Solaris 8 printing model, the spooler communicates with
the printer device via a model interface driver (MID).
Solaris ships with two,
which will be found in
/var/spool/lp/model. These are ordinary
shell scripts which can be edited with the text editor of your choice.
The MID is responsible for:
The GUI-based Printer Administrator has two different modes which correspond to the two supplied MIDs:
GrayMatter will provide assistance to customers who are under support.
Basically the steps involved are:
netstandardMID. (call it
netprwith a call to
panpr, with appropriate changes to the command line parameters and switches.
-oswitches) if desired.
netstandardMID with the
panstandardMID using the
If you had a working
netstandard queue which you converted as
above, you can generally revert by simply reissuing the
netstandard instead of
(If you've specified custom
-o options, this may not work, or may
result in errors being logged when printing on the queue.)